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Emilie Du Chatelet : Daring Genius of the Enlightenment
by Judith P. Zinsser


Overview - The captivating biography of the French aristocrat who balanced the demands of her society with passionate affairs of the heart and a brilliant life of the mind
Although today she is best known for her fifteen-year liaison with Voltaire, Gabrielle Emilie le Tonnelier de Breteuil, Marquise Du Chatelet (1706-1749) was more than a great man's mistress.
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Overview
The captivating biography of the French aristocrat who balanced the demands of her society with passionate affairs of the heart and a brilliant life of the mind
Although today she is best known for her fifteen-year liaison with Voltaire, Gabrielle Emilie le Tonnelier de Breteuil, Marquise Du Chatelet (1706-1749) was more than a great man's mistress. After marrying a marquis at the age of eighteen, she proceeded to fulfill the prescribed-and delightfully frivolous-role of a French noblewoman of her time. But she also challenged it, conducting a highly visible affair with a commoner, writing philosophical works, and translating Newton's Principia while pregnant by a younger lover. With the sweep of Galileo's Daughter, Emilie Du Chatelet captures the charm, glamour, and brilliance of this magnetic woman.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780143112686
  • ISBN-10: 0143112686
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: November 2007
  • Page Count: 376
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 6.04 x 0.83 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.81 pounds


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